UPDATE - FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY
We are thrilled to report that our Form 2 students Bobbi & Kate took home two prizes for their BTYSE Entry - Category Winners Social & Behavioural Sciences and Irish Special Research Award. Bobbi & Kate's project 'Using statistics to investigate changing use of language in primary students' writing after 80 years.' was done using meticulous research on wrtings from Kate's primary school Kentstown National School in Kells, that has been archived for 80 years and compared to current primary school children's. They found many fascinating differences in how children describe people in their community and the world around them, particularly around gender and occupation. Well done to them and to our other entrants from Form 5., and their teacher Ciaran O'Connor too. They all did us very proud.
2019 BTYSE ENTRANTS
We are delighted to have two groups of students entered into this year's BT Young Scientist Exhibition, which begins on Thursday, January 10th. The students are encouraged by the success of our Category winners last year, Richard Beattie & Dylan Bagnall, who are headed off to represent Ireland in an International Science Competition in Arizona late Spring. There is probably a small element of sibling competition there as Richard & Dylan's sisters are one of the competing groups. Both groups have very well researched and captivating projects and we hope the judges are as impressed with them as we are. We wish them the best of luck and please do drop by and say hello if you are visiting the exhibition. Opening times are 9.30-5.30pm Thursday & Saturday, Friday 9.30-5pm.
Form 5 student entry: Abdul Rabiu, Ingrid Duggan & Hassan Al Ekri
Biological & Ecological Booth #1616
'An investigation into the development of antibiotic resistance in certain bacterial species with the aim of sequencing their genomes for any significant genetic changes.'
Form 2 student entry: Bobbi Beattie & Kate Bagnall
Social & Behavioural Sciences Booth #2418
'Using statistics to investigate changing use of language in primary students' writing after 80 years.'